disable "live-update" of cross-references
we are working on large document (about 600 pages) with many cross-references (over 3000).
This leads to a very slow performance and makes working with the document a real test of patience.
It would be great to have an option to temporarily disable the "live-update" of the cross-references!
Some documents requite an intricate workflow of disconnecting drives and renaming folders, then trying to stitch it all back together when you are ready... a real headache.
Disable "live-update" of cross-references is a work around. It's how it handles cross-references that needs to be fixed.
Brett Wieland commented
Cross references are great and work great, but the lag is impossible especially on a network. Having to break the links is a workaround but it shouldn't be necessary, and of course if you're working on a network you're often working in a team and randomly having to rename folders that other people might be in... well that doesn't work well for obvious reasons. Please Adobe, I would call this a major feature since any sort of large book or catalog or manual is going to use cross-references and having a major feature be unusable due to poor optimization or an inability to disable one of its features is crippling.
hiroshi ikeda commented
Why does Adobe ignore this?
Yes, please! I have been trying to update a document with cross references for 4.5 hours. I want so badly to just shut the dang things off. I can't do anything else with these things in the document. I will never ever ever use them again.
God yes! Is there no solution still (writing this 01 / 2021) ?
My file is not very big but working remotely the constant updating is killing me.
Caro Minnick commented
Agreed this is critical - it's almost impossible to author large documents with cross-references as currently designed. Makes me want to go back to FrameMaker!
This feature is really necessary when you are working on a document which cross references a lot of other documents.
Kelly Vaughn commented
YES! I have a much smaller file (only6 MB), around 50 pages and has only a few dozen cross references, it is not not workable. InDesign totally locks up. I have to out the working file in separate folder away from all the other chapters, then change the folder name where the other chapters are stored. This temporarily breaks all the cross references so I can navigate through the file I'm trying to edit.
Royce Osborn commented
Please enable the capability to disable live updates on page cross-references to their InDesign app. This could greatly increase efficiency on several projects.
Denise Johnson commented
This would be of tremendous help to me as well. I work with many docs and have thousands of cross-references. The live update is very, very time consuming - time that I don't have. Hinders more than helps!!
Jo Armstrong commented
Same here . . . the amount of time for the live update is exhausting and very frustrating. Please allow an option for this to be disabled.
This would be of tremendous help to me as well. I work with many docs and have thousands of cross-references. The live update is very, very time consuming - time that I don't have.
Kelly Vaughn commented
Here is my solution to that: http://indesignsecrets.com/put-your-book-documents-on-a-time-out-for-bad-behavior.php I move the file I'm working on into it's own folder and name the main folder where the other documents reside.
please make it scriptable..